Monday, January 08, 2007

Server Fun

I've been at a my job about a month now, and I'm pretty much settled into the routine. Today we've been messing with a server and trying to get it set up. We try to do as much of the work in house beforehand. Then, when we finally take it to a customer's site, we don't have to mess with it as much. These are the sort of beastly computers with a rack full of hard-drives and I'm sure other amazing stats that you wouldn't normally see. This system in particular has got two RAIDs with a good 20 hard-drives, and the fans on the back of the racks remind me of something that belongs on an aircraft. Its looking like I've got a few trips coming up in the near future. Possibilities include truck dealerships in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, and Atlanta, Georgia. Several factors decide when we will actually go do something on-site, so things have been getting cancelled and moved around pretty constantly. I'm looking forward to going somewhere a bit more exciting than Collinsville, and it looks like that is going to happen one way or another sometime soon. As you can you see from the picture, the dress code at the office is very casual. When we are on-site though, we have to get all purdy.

I just picked up a copy of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. I saw it in a bookstore during one of my lunchtime wanderings around Carlinville. I've heard it talked about maybe a million times, so I figured its about time I actually sit down and read it. It really bothers me when I hear references that I don't understand, so this will end all of that. I've read that it and the Bible are the most commonly misunderstood books written, so we'll see how it goes.

Oh I just got my new business cards too. Nothing says professional like a card with my name printed on it. If you're really lucky I may just give you one.


  1. Let me know how that "Origin of Species" thing goes. I've been meaning to pick that up myself.

  2. You might just be in line for reading it when I'm done. Or maybe I'll make you buy it from me on hehe